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Cataract surgery on recurrent retinal detachment eye


I am 32/f with recurrent retinal detachment in my left eye due to very high myopia (-20). I have my first detachment 4 years ago and underwent 1 vitrectomy with scleral buckling which resulted in re-detachment 1 month later. Since then i have had 2 silicon oil injections. My last surgery to remove the silicon oil was 21 months ago and so far my retinal is in place. However i have lost most of my vision in my left eye. I only see a cloudy foggy screen with absolutely no form or image with that eye. The vision is not dark black but definitely not better.

Yesterday i have a check up with my doctor and he told me to do cataract surgery because my lens is all cloudy. I suspect it is the reason for the cloudy foggy vision. However i wonder if this cataract surgery will be of big help to my vision because my eye was very weak to begin with. Will there be a risk involve my retinal if i undergo this? My doctor said it could be delayed for maximum a year before the cloudy start showing on the surface of the iris.

Thank you for all your opinion and advice.

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177275 tn?1511755244
When you have cataract surgery you get a new lens but not a new eye.  Your retina damage will still be there.  You likely will see better but not normal.  If your retina surgeon advises you to have the cataract surgery do so, the cataract also makes it very difficult to see your retina and monitor it for new tears or RD.  Also in unusual cases a cataract can get 'too ripe' and start to break up in the eye causing severe pain, glaucoma and makes the surgery much more risky.  Have the surgery when the retina surgeon tells you to.
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